Kenwood 1080VR out Kenwood VR-509 in

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bill Cowmeadow, Dec 24, 2001.

  1. Bill Cowmeadow

    Bill Cowmeadow Second Unit

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    Just had to get a new receiver, Damn the bad luck. I stayed with the Kenwood Brand. Hey, It’s what I know. The Kenwood 1080VR developed a nasty problem a couple of days ago.

    Every time I turned of the DVD player that was attached via digital coax, there was an enormous and extremely loud thump. I believe a capacitor on the digital side must have gone bad. I decided to replace the receiver, because I was afraid I might blow the speakers or the sub (yes, it was that loud).

    I just set up the VR-509, and what a giant pain in the ass it was. If I hadn’t set up a 507 unit at work a couple of weeks ago, this might have gone back to the store. Setting up the receiver was a piece-of-cake, it’s the remote that just about drove me nuts. Unlike the 507 unit, the 509 has a LCD remote. I have the Sony CD and the Hitachi DVD programmed in so far, I’ll tackle the TV and Projector next. So far, I am satisfied with the audio performance of this unit, it seems to have plenty of power and clean audio production. More critical listening tonight. Oh yeah, I got the unit for $259.00 at Circuit City – Open Box, not surprising given the complexity of the remote.

    Am I the only person to have struggled with this unit?
     
  2. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Once you get the hang of the RF LCD remote you will LOVE it!
     
  3. Chuck Kent

    Chuck Kent Supporting Actor

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    Sorry Sean, I'm with Bill here. For my 509, I switched to a One-For-All Cinema 7 universal remote for $25. I'm MUCH happier...
     

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